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Shuttle AK31 Rev2 KT266 Motherboard Review

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Manufacturer: Shuttle
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Introduction

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Shuttle motherboards have been around for a very long time. However, until this review, I have never used one in my system or on the test bed. The Shuttle AK31 motherboard is based on the KT266 chipset and is aimed towards both a performance and a stability market, competing against the other top of the line KT266 motherboards including the Epox 8KHA and the MSI K7T266 Pro.


Let’s start out the review with the usual bit of specs on the motherboard itself:





Motherboard Specifications


CPU Socket

Socket A (200/266 MHz Support)


Chipset

KT266


Form Factor

ATX


Multiplier Options

5.5 - 12.5x


Bus Speed Options

95-166 MHz in 1 MHz increments


Voltages

1.35v - 1.85v in +0.025v increments


Memory Support

4 x 184-pin DDR DRAM PC1600/PC2100 Support


Expansion Slots

6/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AGP/CNR)


AGP Support

4x AGP


USB Support

2x Standard USB ports
4x Add-on USB ports


Integrated Components

AC'97 Audio


Bios

Award BIOS


Onboard IDE

2 x ATA100 EIDE


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